Sep 27, 2013 - StaffHal Alfred Loghry, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. He was 79 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Caddie Shack Restaurant in Casper. A private ceremony will be at a later date at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.
Hal Alfred Loghry was born prematurely Jan. 12, 1934, the son of Nina Carpenter Loghry and Harlow "Doc" Loghry in Taylor, Neb.
He grew up with his sister, Donna, and numerous nearby relatives in Paradise Valley near Riverton. He graduated from Riverton High School in 1952, where he excelled in basketball and track.
In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany as a radio operator and earned a slot on his division's basketball team. He traveled Europe extensively and was honorably discharged in 1955.
He earned his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wyoming in 1965. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
After college, Mr. Loghry began his teaching career in Midwest where he taught biology and coached basketball, football and golf. In 1974, he transferred to Natrona County High School in Casper where he continued to teach biology and coach. He continued his education and earned his master's degree before retiring in 1991.
He met Karen Mavis in Casper, and they married in 1961, divorcing in 1979.
His family said he enjoyed life after retirement, spending his time reading, socializing with friends, and golfing. He was an avid Broncos and Cowboys fan. Mr. Loghry donated to many causes. He earned his 10 gallon pin (two and a half times) by donating 64 times, providing 245 units of blood, plasma and platelets to others.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Nicki); daughters Kelly (Jerry) Thorson and Erin (Tom) Potter; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and sister Donna Loghry, all of Casper.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donors' choice or the donor could consider blood donation and/or registering to be an organ/ tissue donor.
Bustard's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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